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October 15, 2015


meadow rue

Thalictrum Species Do Well In Shade

All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.

June 25, 2015


Roses in the rain.

O Rose So Fair And Sweet!

This is the time of year to enjoy roses in our gardens. Here are some poems about these lovely flowers.

March 19, 2015


japanese tree lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac is a useful, adaptable ornamental tree.

November 13, 2014



Classic Plants

Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.

October 16, 2014


joe pye weed

Smaller And Better

Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.

August 28, 2014


sunny rain gardens

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

May 1, 2014


dandelion fluff

Rhymes For Kids

We're reading a group of children's rhymes about flowers and spring.

August 22, 2013


peacock orchid.

Tropical Summer Bulbs Are Worth The Effort

Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.

August 9, 2012


american ginseng

American Ginseng

This is a plant that produces tiny greenish white flowers in June and July in an insignificant cluster. Bright red berries follow the flowers in late summer.

May 31, 2012


vegetable bounty

Hopeful Gardeners

As we plant, we envision a future full of fruitfulness and beauty – bounty and beauty.

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